Polysomnographic Technologists utilize clinical protocols and critical thinking to monitor and analyze diagnostic sleep studies (PSG, MSLT, MWT) and titrate-positive airway pressure (PAP) in a variety of patient care settings, which include sleep disorder centers located in hospitals and clinics.
There are an estimated 50-70 million people in the US suffering from a chronic sleep disorder. There is a national demand for the establishment of sleep disorders centers and technologists to test for and treat a variety of sleep disorders.
Patients of all ages are evaluated through the monitoring of brainwaves, respiratory effort and airflow, limb, eye and chin movements and blood oxygen levels. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements, parasomnias, etc., are identified for treatment. Sleep-related breathing disorders may be treated with therapeutic (CPAP), and advanced care techniques (bi-level positive airway pressure support), utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
The PSG Technology Program provides instruction through lectures, on-campus laboratory experience, physician lectures and clinical experience at local accredited sleep centers.
Polysomnographic Technologist, Sleep Technologist**
Certificate of Completion in Polysomnographic Technology: $3,475 - $5,583*
Associate in Applied Sciences in Polysomnographic Technology: $6,685 - $11,317*
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